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Jul 15, 2012 10:00am EDT
to the annual meeting closing session on entrepreneurship. >> joining us on this sunday, congressman kevin brady is the vice chair of the joint economic committee. we talk about taxes, the economy, health care. joining us is a congressional correspondent for the national journal and richard rubin. >> president obama made his case for extending almost all of the tax cuts that are scheduled to expire. republicans agree that we should extend it for '90s term of the people. he said let's do what we agree on and fight about what we disagree on. what is wrong? >> it gives far more uncertainty. we have a struggling economy. we are three years after the recession ended. we have the worst recovery since world war ii. this will create more uncertainty. it's just not solve the problem. it is not solve the economic problem. it will not be good to fight over this. it is not serious about deficit reduction. spending levels we could double this. washington would still be running a deficit. they signed this into law tax increases already. not a dime went to deficit reduction. we ought t
Jul 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
british house of commons. >> joining us on newsmaker, congressman kevin brady, the vice chair of the economic committee. we talk about taxe ands. richard rubin has the first question. >> president obama made his case for extending the tax cuts scheduled to expire at the end of the year. republicans agree we should extend the tax cuts for 98% of people. you want 100. let's do what we agree on and fight about what we disagree on later. what is wrong with that approach? >> it creates far more uncertainty for the economy. we have a struggling economy. here we are three years after recession, and we have the worst recovered, 10-10 since world war ii. this will create more uncertainty. secondly, it does the solve the problem. i guess that is the key point. it will not be good for the economy to fight over this. secondly, it is not serious about deficit reduction. but the spending levels we can double everywhere these taxes. so i really think we ought to agree on extending these cuts or at least stopping the tax increases and making a serious commitment, a guaranteed upper down vote on a fu
Jul 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
unions have created day superpac. are you going to do that? is that under discussion? >> we use voluntary dollars that are raised by members. independent expenditure programs. we want to be able to talk with our members and we do that every single day. we will do it to communicate and educate them on the importance of this election and the differences that exist between both candidates. we will be playing at the state level, also. legislative elections are born to our people. gubernatorial elections are important. we want to have the ability to knock on non-members doors. >> one of the main criticisms by your opponent in your union election was -- he says your political spending focused on federal races rather than state and local. what do you think of that? are you going to spend more on state and local races? >> we have to look at the facts. 65% of our budget is spent on local sites and states' rights. that is a fact. our budget shows that. we believe we have to play in all arenas. we have to play in d.c. and also in our own neighborhoods. we have to make sure that we are getting tools
Jul 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
legislation in the next congress and >> joining us this week is representative henry waxman, democrat of california. thank you for being here. to question him and joined us are kate hunter from bloomberg and lisa from "the los angeles times." >> the supreme court obviously rule to uphold the core of president obama's health care law. when it passed in 2010, democrats marketed it not as a tax. the court press pretty clear that they considered it a tax. do you? >> the heart of the bill is that we require everybody to get health insurance. because that spreads the cost where services are needed for whatever number of people there are. the broad base of people were paying into the insurance pool. we had a mandate, but the court did not want to accept the idea of the mandate under the interstate commerce clause. they said that since the penalty for not getting health insurance is paying a tax, that was constitutional. that is fine. it is constitutional. under this law, we now have the affirmation that the law is constitutional. we have the assurances of 30 million americans that
Jul 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
." >> joining us on "newsmakers," congressman adam smith, the ranking democrat on the armed services committee. thank you for being with us. joining us with the questions in the studio, jeremy hill from "the hill." congressman, let's begin with some of the news of the week. senator murray indicated that the bush tax cuts should essentially expire. how likely is that to happen? >> what senator murray said was the choice was between extending all of them are letting all of them expire. she would choose to let all of them expire, and i would agree with her on that. the preferred position is to let most of them expire. if it is all or nothing, she said the better policy position is nothing. keep in mind it would give us the tax rates we had in the late 1990's under president clinton and their public and congress. we had the strongest economy we had since world war ii. the tax rate prior to the bush tax cuts can sustain a strong economy. >> a follow-up from frank. >> do you feel the same way about the sequestered? are you prepared to cross that line if you do not get the concessions from
Jul 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
morning. "washington journal" at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. thank you for joining us. i hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. have a great week ahead. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] next "newsmakers" with lee saunders. then, we discussed the situation in afghanistan. then, bob dima and testifies before a british house of commons committee. >> our guest on "newsmakers" is lee saunders, resident of the american federation of state, county, and municipal employees. thank you for being here. to ask him questions, we have a labor reporter for "the wall street journal" and a reporter for "the hill." >> i would like to know what enthusiasm is like for president obama's reelection. you have backed him. i know you are putting a lot of resources behind him being reelected. what are your battlegrounds states this year? >> or people are very excited. we came off of our convention where we had 3600 delegates. we had about 5000 people in attendance. they are ready to work. they are ready to work hard for the preside
Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
years on the bench in his latest "reading l >> joining us this week, rep sander levin, democrat from michigan. thank you for being here. and joining us to question him are gail russell chaddock, washington editor of "the christian science monitor" and david leitman from mcclatchy. >> there's a lot coming up this year. we have one week in session next week and then six or eight days in september. then elections. in the fiscal cliff. is congress really have enough time in those eight days plus next week to assure the country that all is well heading into these elections? >> indeed, i think the battle next week may give people some discouragement, though i would hope it might encourage people. we're going back about over one of the key issues related to the long term. that is whether revenues will be a part of the solution. the republicans are essentially saying that we cannot touch the income taxes of the very high income families. that is their position and they are stuck on it, i think it does not bode well. i was looking a few days ago about the income figures for 2010, the latest w
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